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Twinkie Tells All from AppleSeeds Issue Snakes May June 2014. Reprinted with permission from Cobblestone Publishing

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What if the world's largest albino python could talk? What would she say? Here is Twinkie Tells All. Twinkie was named by the Guiness World Records 2014 as worlds largest albino python - and she holds nothing back about her life!

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Twinkie Tells All from AppleSeeds Issue Snakes May June 2014. Reprinted with permission from Cobblestone Publishing

  1. 1. 25 Hi! You probably think I’m going to brag about being named the largest albino python by Guinness World Records 2014. But I don’t brag. I’m pretty quiet. Yes, it’s nice to get the recognition. And I like appearing on TV and having my picture taken. Even when humans knock on my glass enclosure, or yell TWINKIE as loud as they can so I’ll stick my tongue out at them, I know they love me. I have over 10,000 likes on Facebook! Let me tell you, it hasn’t always been easy to get humans to understand me— that is, not until I met Jay Brewer and came to live at the Reptile Zoo. It’s inside the Prehistoric Pets store in Fountain Valley, California. What if a snake could talk? This is what one famous snake might say. Twinki e Tells All Twinki e Tells Allby ColetteWeilParrinello 25 photoscourtesyof
  2. 2. 26 Jay loves me like a father. He knows everything about me. I can tell by the way he rubs my back or how he shows other humans to care for me. Like last year, I didn’t feel so good. Being so big and different can be really lonely. I stopped eating for a whole two months. But Jay figured it out, and he brought another big python to visit me. I was so much happier that I started eating again. I didn’t always have it this great. I think I was one of 30 other eggs born to my mom, and one of a bunch of snakes in a cage. I was born with amelanism. That made me bright white and yellow instead of the usual black. At first, I thought I was different because of my beautiful pink eyes. I soon realized that it was my smooth vanilla and yellow skin that humans love to touch. Jay bought me when I was 4 years old and weighed only 50 pounds! Now I happily
  3. 3. 27 weigh 356 pounds and am 23 feet long! I live in a beautiful 17-foot V.I.R. (Very Important Reptile) glass enclosure. And I have my own personal climbing rock wall, small pool, warming area, and human helpers. My favorite is to climb along my wall for exercise or to cool myself off in my personal pool. I get hungry every couple of weeks. But when I do, Jay leaves me an animal to eat. A fun part of my week is when Jay or others at the Reptile Zoo let me crawl around wherever I want. One time, I got stuck on the ledge beneath the alligator area. It took four humans to convince me to come out! I just wanted to snuggle up in there because it was so cozy and warm! At first, I didn’t like my name. What is a Twinkie anyway? A human won the contest to name me. I guess a Twinkie must be soft and smooth and, of course, famous like me. allphotoscourtesyof

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